Public Art Installation Coming to the Gateway Arch


A new public art installation, Riverbend, by Margaret Keller is coming to the Gateway Arch National Park in September.  Riverbend will represent the navigable Missouri River as the symbolic Gateway to the West and as the main route west taken by Lewis and Clark, as well as by the settlers who followed them.  By literally reflecting all people, this silver, mirror-finish artwork will include and honor all viewers.  

Critical Mass Selects Margaret Keller's Riverbend Public Art for Installation at The Gateway Arch


Margaret Keller has been awarded the $10,000 Critical Mass Public Works Project Commission for her art installation Riverbend, to be located at The Gateway Arch National Park in September.  Her approximately 100-foot-long artwork represents the navigable Missouri River, highlighting it as the primary means of Westward Expansion and Gateway to the West.  Made of reflective, mirror-like material and located in Ely Luther Smith Square, Riverbendwill orient to the actual course of the Missouri, starting at its confluence with the Mississippi at the eastern end. 
 
Public access will be from any point, to walk, bike, run, play or just sit.  Literally a river of brilliant, changing light, Riverbendwill activate the space, spark dialogue and generate community, as it literally reflects and includes the audience, along with their movement, through the site.  A podcast will invite listeners to share their stories of the river.
 
Called Riverbend after the poetic, historic names of river bends along the Missouri, it will make comprehensible the river’s physical vastness and importance,past and present, as the longest river in North America.  As Riverbendstretches out, glittering,before the public, it will invite exploration while adding beauty and play to the experiences of all. 
 
 

Keller Selected as Finalist for Critical Mass Public Works Project


Margaret Keller was recently selected as one of three Finalists for the Critical Mass Public Works Project 2018.  Her proposal, Riverbend, is for a 90 foot long installation under The Gateway Arch, representing the navigable Missouri River and created in reflective, mirror-finish aluminum. Riverbend would be situated at the new entrance to the Arch at Luther Ely Smith Square. 
Project supported by the Regional Arts Commission and private donors.

All the Art Review


Spring 2018 review of Surveillance Series

Delicious Line Review


Review by Margaret Keller of Amy Sherald's exhibition at The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Review of Surveillance Series in All the Art magazine


All the Art Magazine features a review of my Surveillance Series exhibition in the latest issue, Spring 2018.

Surveillance Series Review at temporaryartreview


See Joe Kohlburn's review of Margaret Keller's Surveillance Series at 
http://temporaryartreview.com/margaret-keller-at-gallery-210/

Image:  Sentinel l, silkscreen print with Prismacolor, 14" x 14", 2016

Art Talk: Margaret Keller - Surveillance Series


Monday Noon Series at The University of Missouri- St. Louis
November 13 at noon at Gallery 210

With rows of 100 tiny drone sculptures arranged in the pattern of the American flag but in colors of gray, black and white, Margaret Keller has created her 3-D printed USofA Drone Carpet installation as a way to examine networks of surveillance in our country, networks that ultimately reveal themselves as threats to freedom, civil liberty and identity privacy.
In these 20 new artworks in her Surveillance Series, Keller uses a wide range of media such as giant 14-foot drawings, paintings, miniature frescos, video and 3-D printed sculptures as somber allusions to surveillance today. Her art looks back at surveillance cameras and drones to show the tangled, complex, hidden aspects of this intrusion. She focuses especially on the pervasiveness of digital cameras and software that provide an endless loop of doubtful examination.

Keller’s art has been exhibited in galleries and museums nationally and
internationally, including most recently at Quadratfuß, NX2 at Annex Art in Berlin, The Arkansas Art Center Museum in Little Rock, The Mitchell Museum in Mt. Vernon, IL, COCA in St. Louis, and the Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis. She is a Professor of Fine Art at St. Louis Community College – Meramec and also participates in the curatorial and critical aspects of contemporary art through many published reviews, including in Art in America, All the Art and temporaryartreview.


Gallery 210 is located on the University of Missouri - St. Louis campus at
One Arnold Grobman Drive, just off University Drive:
St. Louis, MO  63121
Contact Mondy Noon Series at : 314.516.5698 or lucask@umsl.edu

Surveillance Series at Gallery 210


GALLERY 210 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS
 
ART EXHIBITION:    MARGARET KELLER:  Surveillance Series

DATES:                    October 21 – December 2, 2017
LECTURE:                Monday, November 13, noon, at Gallery 210
 
HOURS:                    Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00-5:00
 
With rows of 100 tiny drone sculptures arranged in the pattern of the American flag but in colors of gray, black and white, Margaret Keller has created her 3-D printed USofA Drone Carpet installation as a way to examine networks of surveillance in our country, networks that ultimately reveal themselves as threats to freedom, civil liberty and identity privacy. 
 
In these 20 new artworks in her Surveillance Series, Keller uses a wide range of media such as giant 14-foot drawings, paintings, miniature frescos, video and
3-D printed sculptures as somber allusions to surveillance today.  Her art looks back at surveillance cameras and drones to show the tangled, complex, hidden aspects of this intrusion.  She focuses especially on the pervasiveness of digital cameras and software that provide an endless loop of doubtful examination.
 
Keller’s art has been exhibited in galleries and museums nationally and internationally, including most recently at Quadratfuß, NX2 at Annex Art in Berlin, The Arkansas Art Center Museum in Little Rock, The Mitchell Museum in Mt. Vernon, IL, COCA in St. Louis, and the Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis.  She is a Professor of Fine Art at St. Louis Community College – Meramec and also participates in the curatorial and critical aspects of contemporary art through many published reviews, including in Art in America, All the Art and temporaryartreview.
 
GALLERY 210 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-St. Louis
Arnold Grobman Drive, One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO  63121
GALLERY:  314.516.5976 OFFICE: 314.516.5952
EMAIL:  suhret@umsl.edu   WEB:  gallery210.umsl.edu
 
 
 
This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Missouri Arts Council, the Regional Arts Council, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Center for the Humanities at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. 
 
                 
 

Subject: 2017 RAC Artist Support Grant Notification


May 11, 2017
From the Regional Arts Commission
St. Louis, MO

On behalf of the Regional Arts Commissioners and staff, I am very pleased to tell you that you have been awarded a RAC Artist Support Grant in the amount of $3000 for the grant request you submitted this spring.  The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) provides financial support for both non-profit organizations and individual artists in St. Louis City and County. Since 1985, RAC has awarded more than 6,900 grants totaling more than $97 million to help strengthen arts and culture within the region. As an extension of our mission to promote, encourage and foster the arts, RAC also provides technical assistance and networking support to empower artists and organizations to enrich their programs and serve our community.  RAC supports individual artists of all disciplines through Artist Support grants and Artist Fellowships.
Artist Support grants provide direct funds for an artist’s projects, needs and creative opportunities. Artist Fellowships recognize artistic excellence and honor the work of seasoned artists, advance the work of mid-career artists and nurture the work of developing artists. 
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